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edition ((sharie johnson)) > the battle is on. thank you for joining us i'm sharie johnson. there's less than 48 hours until nevada's republican caucus. tonight... presidential hopefuls are in town trying to win over support. twists and turns up until now... will likely have even more eyes on tuesday's turnout. mauricio marin is live from texas station where senator marco rubio just got done rallying up supporters. ((mauricio marin)) more than a- thousand people came out to show their support for senator marco rubio tonight. he's not alone though...ted cruz has been made his way all around southern nevada asking for people to back him up. tonight---rubio told the crowd he's ready to lead change. ((senator marco rubio/r- presidential candidate "so if you nominate me will unite this party we will grow it and take our message to people who have never heard from us or haven't heard from us in a long time. this is the face of the new
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((mauricio marin)) rubio and cruz are both fighting against donald trump to be the republican's choice for president. senator rubio stressed his local roots in nevada saying his dad found work here after hard times in florida. rubio says he'd fight to build a stronger military, defend the second amendment right and fight for a limited federal government. ted cruz also on the campaign trail in southern nevada. stopping off in pahrump where he encountered a heckler. (( texas senator ted cruz - republican presidential candidate: "sir, sir the interesting thing about the first amendment....you know i got to say i didn't know they allowed bernie sanders supporters in nevada." )) ((mauricio marin)) after a virtual tie at the republican south carolina primary with rubio...cruz is fighting to win the republican nevada caucus. among many issues...he talked about land. saying....85- percent of the land in nevada owned by thefeds
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the silver state and it's people. ((mauricio marin)) donald trump is making his way to las vegas tomorrow and is holding a rally at south point arena. he's heading to town after a win in south carolina this weekend. trump says he's ready for a victory in nevada. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((sharie johnson)) mauricio...nevad a is no doubt playing a large role in who will be our next president. what are the candidates telling people to try and put them in the lead? ((mauricio marin)) it's a message we saw from both candidates in town today. both rubio and cruz urging people to caucus tuesday. telling supporters they can only win if they're selected during the caucus process. back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) > we will continue our local caucus coverage tuesday night for the republican caucus. we will have reporters at all the front- runners camps.. and the counting headquarters... starting with the kick-off of the caucus in our 5 p-m newscast.
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editions of politics now at 7:30 and 11 o'clock as the results start coming in./// ((sharie johnson)) > on the other side of the aisle... senator bernie sanders is looking to rebound from a tough loss... here in nevada to hillary clinton. he attended church services in south carolina today trying to court black voters. actor danny glover joined sanders for a rally in greenville. sanders says he's looking for an upset in the south carolina primary... and looks forward to taking on trump... if the two become the presidential candidates. (( sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate, "if you look at national poll, if you want a candidate that is going to defeat donald trump, you're looking at that candidate! )) ((sharie johnson)) the democrats have their next contest on saturday in the palmetto state. /// ((sharie johnson)) > the state of nevada is mourning the loss of senator debbie smith. the nevada senate democratic caucus announced her passing today.... smith was diagnosed with a brain tumor just before the
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she took a leave of absence for an operation and later returned to work on a part-time basis. smith was first elected to the state assembly in 2000 and won a seat in the senate in 2012. she won several "lawmaker of the year awards" and was the president of the national conference of state legislatures. smith was 60 years old. /// ((sharie johnson)) toss to weather ((tony smith)) < ((tony smith, 8 news now)) " sunday was perfect with temperatures around 76 degree at the airport. but we love seeing your social media pictures. we got some from instagram, facebook and the oldfashion email. make sure to share your weekend or everyday photos with 8 news now - you pick the social media platform. but it's is back to work and school. so, here's your school bus
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cool start with temps near 50 degrees and by the ride home it is going to be a warm one. but coming up in a few minutes, i am tracking a brief and i mean brief cool change and it is in your full forecast. those details in about 10 minutes. and rememeber, we've always got your covered on weather.vegas, sharie."> ((sharie johnson)) > investigators are looking into two suspected drunk driving collisions. one killed a bicyclist... and the other critically injured a pedestrian. the first happened around 1:30 this morning... on saint rose parkway near the i-15. n-h-p says the 59-year-old bicyclist... had all the right safety gear on at the time of the crash. including a reflective vest and flashlights but investigators say that wasn't enough to prevent the driver of an off-road vehicle... from hitting the bicyclist and killing him. nhp suspects the driver of the atv was drunk. (( trooper chelsea stuenkel -
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enough to not drive impaired. get that designated driver. especially in an instance like this, he's in an off-road vehicle. no reason for this vehicle to be on our streets. )) ((sharie johnson)) in the second crash which happened just about 30 minutes later... metro says another suspected drunk driver hit a pedestrian near maryland parkway and charleston. police say the driver took off but witnesses followed the driver. and were able to keep track of him until investigators arrived on scene. the victim was rushed to the hospital with broken bones and head trauma. it is believed that the pedestrian was jaywalking. /// ((sharie johnson)) > metro police are investigating... after a body was found at the d hotel overnight. police say the call came in... a little after two this morning... homicide detectives were on scene... but investigators say it's not considered a murrder investigation at this point. police have not said where the body was found or how that person may have died./// ((sharie johnson)) > police say the man who went on a killing
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was an uber driver. we'll hear from the man who had a ride with the suspect... just before he went on his alleged massacre.
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news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition ((sharie johnson)) > a michigan man is in custody - accused of carrying out a series of random shootings that killed six people and injured two. c-b-s reporter kenneth craig reports from kalamazoo... where people are gathering together to mourn. music and prayer brought hundreds of grieving kalamazoo residents together sunday night at a church service to honor the victims killed in a deadly shooting rampage. (pastor brian stone/jesus loves kalamazoo) "this kind of tragedy happens in california, or in new york city, or overseas. it doesn't happen here." authorities say 45-year-old jason dalton's spree allegedly
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a woman around 6pm saturday night outside an apartment complex. four hours later, a father and son were killed at this car dealership. then investigators say dalton killed 4 women at a roadside restaurant. a 14 year girl was seriously injured. investigators say the women were in two cars here in the cracker barrel parking lot. authorities are still searching for a motive. cbs news confirmed dalton was working as an uber driver and passed the company's background check. matt mellen says he was dalton's passenger less than 2 hours before the rampage. (matt mellen/ suspect's passenger) "we were driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along and finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away" mellen's fiance posted on facebook to warn other passengers to stay away. authorities believe dalton would have continued his shooting spree, if he weren't stopped. kenneth craig, cbs news, kalamazoo michigan ((sharie johnson)) police say
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history and they do not believe the acts are terrorism related. he is being held at the county jail, and is set to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon. /// ((sharie johnson)) > a cyclone turns deadly in fiji. the widespread the destruction caused by the most powerful
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now, nevada's first choice for news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition ((sharie johnson)) > a tropical
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least 3 deaths in the southern pacific country of fiji. tropical storm winston is the strongest system on record in the region. the storm hit this weekend with wind speeds of up to 177 miles per hour, destroying hundreds of homes and shredding crops. officials say two people died when the house they were sheltering in collapsed on them. another man also was killed... but it wasn't clear how. and police are still investigating reports of two more deaths. the government there has declared a national state of disaster... effective for the next 30 days. /// toss to tony for weather ((tony smith)) < ((tony smith, 8 news now)) " expect the dry and warm weather conditions into
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but tracking a brief drop in the degrees along with some breezy conditions for tuesday. but we rebound back with the winter warmth for wednesday. ------------------------------ a weak ridge of high pressure will be the main system controling our weather into monday. some gusts up to 20 mph will occur down the colorado river. a weak shortwave that is currently off the northern california coast will push inland sunday and across northern nevada monday. -------------------------------- this will bring some lower clouds across far northern lincoln county monday...but little else. the main impact from our next weather system will be an increase in northerly winds monday and tuesday. wis will generally be in the
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locations with the strongest winds down the colorado river...especiall y late monday night through mid day tuesday. winds will be close to advisory levels with gusts approaching 40 mph mainly from lake mohave to needles. -------------------------------- ------------ temperatures will cool slightly monday with even more cooling tuesday as cooler air advects into the region. temperatures tuesday will be close to normal. but high temperatures for the rest of the week will rebound into the mid to upper 70's - so brief cool change. -------------------------------- ----------- here's your weather now 7- day forecast: overnight: mostly clear, with a low around 50. west wind around 6 mph. 75. mph. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 50. north wind around 7 mph. 66.
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tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 46. near 70. wednesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 48. near 76. thursday night: mostly clear, with a low around 51. 78. friday night: mostly clear, with a low around 53. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 78. rememeber, we've always got your covered on weather.vegas. "> ((sharie johnson)) > new cone zones on the east, and some good news for those who live on the west... traffic anchor demetria obilor shows you what's going on with traffic, in this week's look ahead. ((demetria obilor)) >this week, work began on tropicana avenue. most of the work is happning between eastern and mcleod, and it's all part of ndot's tropicana improvement project. they will improve four miles of tropicana between eastern and boulder highway.
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eastern and mcleod are expected to last through early april. the entire project won't be completed until october. moving up into the northwest now, where we've got some interesting stuff happening. this is lone mountain at 215, where the county is working to build out the northwest segment of the beltway between craig and hualapai. that means the annoying lights at ann and lone mountain will be removed. crews are currently working to build bridges in the area and transform gravel pits into stormwater detention basins. good news for the southwest, a new light was turned on at warm springs and tenaya.
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installed drainage improvements and upgraded streets and nearby sidewalks. now, if you live on the west side, work has started at the charleston/215 interchange, where things can get rough. many of you have complained about a bottleneck situation on this stretch and i've been staying on the county about improving this area. i got a new update, and i will give you all the details tomorrow morning in "what's driving you crazy?" the segment airs around 5:20 am, 6:20 am and in the 4 pm shows. see you then!/// ((sharie johnson)) > jon joins us as we are 2 weeks away
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((jon tritsch)) the racing season is here and it could not have more drama you won't want to miss the closest finish in daytona 5050 history.. plus we go up and throw down the best from this week in local sports with the vegas five.. come on back.
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edition ((jon tritsch)) > the valley's own kyle busch is now a
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he is defending his 2015 sprint cup title..new year..new drama..and an epic daytona 500 to start the engine on this racing season final lap..it is gridlocked with 4 drivers vying for the checkered flag.. including busch...but it's denny hamlin who wins..by 4 inches.. take a look..the closest finish in the race's history goes to the number 11 car by a nose.. kyle busch finishes 3rd.. kurt busch..10th.. ((jon tritsch)) >every where rich abajian went..he made it better.. un-r as a player.. unlv as a coach and supporter..and the auto industry as a legendary manager..today the community pillar was given a public farewell abajian died suddenly last week at the age of 62...a memorial service was held at south point arena..a couple thousand people paid their respects to the abajian family.. some of the most successful sports figures in las vegas history attended and reflected on the local icon ((tyler corder/finley automotive: "the fact that we had to have the service in an arena speaks volumes about what an impact he had on southern nevada- certainly all the people
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it's really a sad farewell.") (tony sanchez/unlv football: "you know he's been a tremendous ambassador for the city of las vegas and unlv for many, many years. it never mattered who was the head coach here or what sports it was: rich was always there to lend out a hand and help out.") (tom reed/coached rich):"he was a great player but he was also a great teammate and he played with a group of defensive backs that in three years had 75 interceptions.") ((jon tritsch)) >another week of vegas sports..another week of vegas moments and play makers.. it's time for the vegas five.. a countdown of the top local stories at texas.. game tied at 3 in the 12th.. andrew yoz-dan-bachss says hook the horns with a solo blast.. unlv beats top 25 texas 4-3 vo chuck obannon was not going to let his gaels go home without
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bishop gorman edges centennial by 2 points..qualifies for state and stays in contention for a championship five-peat.. coronado made school history on friday.. the cougars smashed el dorado to win their first regional championship and make their first trip to state..jake des- jardins.. kennedy kohler and the sharpshooters who drained 6 three pointers in the second quarter.. are going for more in reno this week the rebels pounded reno in ot last night..ike nwamu's alley- oop to derrick jones jr..lit the thomas and mack center on fire.. but did nwamu believe jones could catch his high arching pass? ((ike nwamu/unlv guard: "oh, for sure, it's derrick jones. for sure. i knew as long as i got it up and in the vicinty of the backboard, he'd be able to get it." )) vo but the game went into overtime because patrick mccaw hits the shot heard around the silver state..
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points..18 rebounds and a lot of self- belief.. ((patrick mccaw/unlv: "oh, it was going in. there wasn't a doubt in my mind. left my hands. that's it.")) ((sharie johnson)) > thanks jon. /// ((sharie johnson)) > 50-cent says he's bankrupt... but a judge isn't buying it. what the rapper posted on instagram... that's now getting him in trouble.
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this is 8 news now weekend edition." ((sharie johnson)) > rapper "50 cent" will have to explain his instagram pictures to a bankruptcy judge. he filed for bankruptcy last year, but later posted pictures of himself with piles of cash. one photo shows him with stacks of 100- dollar bills that could easily add up to 50-thousand dollars. a judge told his attorneys this week he must come to court and explain that. friday, the rapper's legal team said he would show up...but when is unclear. the rapper, whose real name is curtis jackson, says he's been driven into bankruptcy by lawsuits... with claims adding up to 29-million dollars. /// ((sharie johnson)) > "deadpool"
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this weekend at the box office. top spot... racking in an estimated 55- million dollars. "kung fu panda three" fought off several new comers... to stay in second place for the second weekend. the animated film earned 12- point-5 million bucks. and in third... "risen." it a drama about a roman tribune searching for the body of jesus. the movie brought in 11- /// ((sharie johnson)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at 11. 8 news now this morning starts at 4-am. and, for news anytime, just go to las vegas now dot com.
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